CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellowship in Public Health Nutrition Interventions

Location:Adelaide
Job Type:Full Time

The Opportunity

  • Are you a motivated, early career researcher with interest in human nutrition intervention?
  • Do you have, or will shortly obtain a PhD in a relevant discipline area, such as public health or nutrition research?
  • Join CSIRO and progress your career with our structured postdoc training program

CSIRO Early Research Career (CERC) Postdoctoral Fellowships provide opportunities to scientists and engineers who have completed their doctorate and have less than three years relevant postdoctoral work experience. These fellowships aim to develop the next generation of future leaders of the innovation system.

The CSIRO Nutrition and Health Research Clinic conducts a variety of large-scale human nutrition intervention studies that lead to improved dietary intake and health impacts for the Australian community.

The Post-Doctoral Fellow will work with a multidisciplinary team of leading researchers to develop and test a new approach to support Australians to achieve a healthier diet and find specific nutrition strategies that create a personalised journey to empower healthier eating habits.

Your duties will include

Under the direction of senior research scientists and engineers, the CERC Postdoctoral Fellow will:

  • Carry out innovative, impactful research of strategic importance to CSIRO that will, where possible, lead to novel and important scientific outcomes in the areas of nutrition and obesity prevention.
  • Maintain an in-depth understanding of recent advances in relevant areas of research to help recognise opportunities for innovation and contribute to the generation of new approaches or enhance current approaches to improving Australians’ food choices and diet quality.
  • Plan and prepare research proposals, and apply appropriate methodology to implement high quality, innovate and creative research projects.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues from within the Nutrition and Health Program, the Health and Biosecurity Business Unit and CSIRO.
  • Undertake appropriate training and development to grow effective researcher capabilities to support career goals.
  • Adhere to the spirit and practice of CSIRO’s Code of Conduct, Health, Safety and Environment procedures and policy, Diversity initiatives and Making Safety Personal goals.
  • Other duties as directed

Location: Adelaide, SA

Salary: $83,687 to $94,679 p.a. plus up to 15.4% Superannuation

Tenure: 3 years term

Reference: 64788

To be successful you will need

Essential Criteria:

  • A doctorate (or will shortly satisfy the requirements of a PhD) in a relevant discipline area, such as public health, nutrition research, obesity prevention, program evaluation, digital health, health psychology, food choice or behavioural science.
    Please note: To be eligible for this role you must have no more than 3 years (or part time equivalent) of postdoctoral research experience.
  • Experience in research methods including at least two of the following: critical review of scientific literature; survey development; intervention design, implementation and evaluation; large data analysis.
  • High-level written and oral communication skills with the ability to represent the research team effectively internally and externally, including the authorship of scientific reports/papers and presentation of research outcomes at conferences.
  • A record of science innovation and creativity, including the ability to incorporate novel ideas and approaches into scientific investigations.
  • Proven ability to perform research autonomously, including managing research projects and generating scientific enquiries.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Previous experience designing and implementing nutrition interventions; assessing diet quality; and/or developing digitally delivered interventions.
  • A developing track record of research outputs (publications and presentations) in relevant areas of research.

Special Requirement:

The successful candidate will be asked to consent to National police check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically deemed ineligible. Each application will be considered on its merits.

Please note that no sponsorship will be provided for this role. To be considered, you need to have full work rights for the duration of the term.


For details about who to contact and for more information please view Position Description

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Applications Close
Wednesday 29th April 2020
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